Stick to your budget: If you are asking bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses, make sure you choose something that isn't extortionately expensive. Glossy wedding magazines are full of designer bridesmaids' dresses, but you can often find something similar for a fraction of the price.
Find the right fit: A bridesmaid dress is typically ordered using a person's biggest measurements (from the bust, waist and hips), so your friends will likely buy dresses at least a size larger than they normally wear. If a friend wants to buy a size smaller, let her know it's much easier to alter a larger dress, and if the dress ends up being too small, she'll likely have to order a new one and you'd hate for that to happen.
by Lawrence H. Farrell on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids